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The Prithvi Theatre is a subsidiary of the Shri Prithviraj Kapoor Memorial Trust & Research Foundation.
The Prithvi Theatre is a completely non-profit entity depending on the patronage of individuals and Corporates committed tothe development of the performing and fine arts. Since its inception it is these patrons who have enabled the theatre to grow and expand its activities.

The Trust was set up in 1975 in memory of Prithviraj Kapoor, to achieve the following aims:
  • To promote professional theatre, Hindi Theatre primarily, by providing and managing a well-equipped Theatre space at very reasonable costs, with all technical facilities.
  • To subsidise and promote aspiring and deserving stage artists, technicians, researchers, etc.
  • To host and conduct workshops.To provide rehearsal and workshop spaces.
  • To create a theatre resource centre and research library (under construction).
  • To provide medical and educational assistance to theatre workers and their children.

We seek to be a catalyst for theatre - we were set up to promote and inspire professionalism in theatre, and we continue to work with that objective in mind.
Underlying everything we do - bringing it all together - that is the Prithvi approach, or the Prithvi Way:

An open and welcoming attitude
the theatre itself is built this way, with no main gate, just an openingthat literally draws people of the path and into the theatre compound.Groups access Prithvi equipment and property easily, and are invited to makethe theatre their home for the days they perform here.

A realistic sense of doing theatre in the country,

which means we are mindful of unnecessary expenditure, but will notcompromise on the needs of a production.

A deep respect for the performance and the sacred space -

no entry after the 3rd bell, an on-going effort to quell cellphones, a staff and all volunteers trained to do their utmost to provide forthe needs of the performance - to constantly think of what is possiblerather than what is not allowed! We also do our utmost, in theatre eventscreated by us, to ensure that every seat has an audience member sitting in it.Complimentary tickets are never handed out, but are picked up at the venueand released 15 minutes before show time, so that others eager audiences geta chance to see the show through last minute sales.

A belief in other peoples ideas,

and in our role as a catalyst, to help those ideas towardsfruition. Thus PTNotes - our monthly newsletter, a brainchild of the editorRamu Ramanathan, Dhamaal which keeps resurrecting itself under manyumbrellas - a brainchild of Satyadev Dubey - Prithvi gave it the space and Dubey ran it. Keli Festivals - initially held in collaboration with Prithvi, and now gets our full logistical support.

If you have a practical idea to contribute to the growth of andinterest in theatre; Prithvi will mobilize its resources to help you on your way.
Constantly evolving, questioning ourselves and re-evaluating our work.
Prithvi Theatre
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Prithvi Box office no:+91 9920116930
Other enquiries: [email protected]
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